Across the Area

7 Leaves will be honored by Uncle Sam

THE 7 LEAVES CAFE in Garden Grove at Trask Avenue and Euclid Street (OC Tribune photo).

7 Leaves Café of Garden Grove has been honored as the 2017 Family Owned Business of the Year by the Santa Ana District Office of the federal Small Business Administration.

The café, with seven locations across Orange County, was founded by four Nguyen brothers – Sonny, Quang, Ha, Vinh – and other family members (Mai Ly, Denny Ly, Triet Ho and Viet Do) in 2012. It specializes in artisan gourmet teas, coffees and pastries with an Asian spin.

7 Leaves had over 350 employees and locations in Garden Grove, Westminster, Cypress, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. Lisa Kim, the community and economic development director for the City of Garden Grove, nominated it for the award.

The business and the Nguyen brothers will be recognized at an event on June 9 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.


The Huntington Beach Union High School District is planning its inaugural STEAM Fair, a free and educational event filled with all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

Families and students of all ages are encouraged to attend the HBUHSD event for the opportunity to participate in engaging activities, learn about unique HBUHSD programs, listen to top industry speakers, and much more.  A variety of food trucks, including TK Burger and Rita’s Italian Ice, will also be available for food purchases.

The fair will take place Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ocean View High School located at 17071 Gothard St., Huntington Beach.  To learn more and RSVP to the HBUHSD STEAM FAIR, individuals are encouraged to visit


Delays and heavy traffic may be in your future this week if you use the San Diego (405) Freeway through western Orange County late in the evening and early in the morning.

According to the California Department of Transportation, survey crews performing pre-construction work will be out with equipment at 10 locations in the Huntington Beach-Westminster-Fountain Valley-Seal beach area starting on Monday and continuing through Friday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

They are:

  • Southbound 405 carpool lane and number one (left) lanes at Warner Avenue, Bolsa Avenue and Newland Street;
  • Southbound 4-5 number 3 and 4 lanes at Goldenwest Street;
  • Southbound 405 at the Springdale Street offramp;
  • Northbound 405 in the number 4 lane and shoulder at Springdale;
  • Northbound 405 lanes three and four at Goldenwest Street;
  • Northbound 405 carpool and number 1 lane at Brookhurst Street;
  • Northbound 405 lanes three and four at Bolsa Avenue;
  • Southbound Beach Boulevard inside two lanes.

For more information, call (888)-400-8994.


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